Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #9 (part 2)



A summary for those that haven’t been keeping up with this series:

I found a number of 5.25″ disks at a thrift store several years ago. I finally got around to acquiring a 5.25″ disk drive and extracting the contents a while back. Since then I have been posting the contents here.

Based on the contents, at least some of these disks were apparently once owned by someone named Connie A. Buys who used to run the “Close Encounters” Special Interest Group (SIG) on Delphi in the mid 1980s.

A specific definition of this SIG was found in a document on one of the disks: “This SIG, known as ‘Close Encounters’, is a forum for the discussion of relationships that develop via computer services like the Source, CompuServe, and Delphi. Our primary emphasis is on the sexual aspects of those relationships.”

This service was text based and was accessed via whatever terminal program you used to dial in to Delphi’s servers from your computer. Many of these disks have forum messages, e-mails and chat session logs. All of this is pre-internet stuff and I don’t know if there are any archives in existence today of what was on Delphi in the 1980s. In any case, much of this stuff would have been private at the time and probably wouldn’t exist in such archives even if they existed.



This post includes the contents of DM1106.DOC and includes stuff from late October 1985. There’s quite a bit here. This is basically a dump of an e-mail session with the first e-mail containing a chat log. My favorite parts are the ad for the press release for the Tandy 600 laptop and the end where you see the disconnect and reconnect :).

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    #1          27-OCT-1985 09:42:49                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   wasn't much of a Halloween party  but here's co transcript.

.Sexy Witch> I assume the kids are all asleep.
.Sexy Witch> by the way, how was 'Airwolf"?
.Myself> the kids are in bed - not necessarily asleep yet
.Myself> but my door is closed
.Myself> airwolf was good cept they cut into it because of the world series game
.Myself> that makes two weeks in a row.
.Sexy Witch> figures.
.Sexy Witch> I think conference attendance will be low tonight. sigh.
.Myself> they pushed the evening magazine thing complete after the game because 
of
.Myself> their local p[rogramming committment
.Myself> then ran that over into airwolf time abt 5 minutes.
.Sexy Witch> bet the one thing not cut was commercials!
.Myself> right!
** Fuzzy One just joined CLE - HALLOWEEN PARTY (3 members now) **
.Myself> hi fuzz
.Sexy Witch> hi Fuzzy!
.Fuzzy One> Hi!
/rn fuzzy one
FRIED
.Fuzzy One> Gee, small party. 
.Sexy Witch> I do love fuzz!!! 
.Myself> it isn't really started yet
.Myself> most folks will start showing up shortly
.Fuzzy One> Urk, I think I have the noisiest phone line in New England!
.Fuzzy One>
.Sexy Witch> tell it to be quiet, Fuzzy!
.Fuzzy One> Can't stand it. Gonna try again. Back soonly.
.Fuzzy One> - signed off -
** Dick just joined CLE - HALLOWEEN PARTY (3 members now) **
/s ellisco 
.Myself> hi dick
.Dick> big party!
.Dick> hi john, connie.
.Dick> what's happening?
.Sexy Witch> how are you, Dick?
.Myself> nothing yet
.Dick> fine, been busy.
.Myself> we are just waiting for our faithful friends and fellow
.Myself> members to arricve
** Fuzzy One just joined CLE - HALLOWEEN PARTY (4 members now) **
.Sexy Witch> 
.Dick> just finished reading all of the project threads.
.Fuzzy One> I *think* that's better.
.Dick> great fun!
.Sexy Witch> welcome back, Fuzzy. is line any quieter?
.Fuzzy One> Yes,d*OUTPUT OFF*



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    #2          27-OCT-1985 11:06:24                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   your account

Darling,

I couldn't wait so I came on line on your account and reposted your
message.

I also posted the "Clock" since it's very appropriate today! 

Hope you don't object but if you do, please say so.  I'm now going to post
my reply to your message.

By the way, I also went into your workspace.  You have a mess there that's
going to cost you money!

I'll clean it up, if you wish, like I did before.  Just give me the ok to do
so.

I love you!

Love,
Connie

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    #3          27-OCT-1985 14:43:35                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::ELLISCO      "Dick Evans"
To:     CABUYS, JOHNMYSELF
Subj:   an naswer?

From:   BOS1A::PEABO        "Peter Olson, ICONtact Manager" 27-OCT-1985 01:39
To:     BOS1A::ELLISCO
Subj:   RE: request

They should do what I did in the Mac SIG ... include the membership
agreemenet as a paragraph or two in the non-member bulletin.

Ultimately you cannot force people to read something ... there is nothing
that can be done to prevent a well-placed ^O from canning output, and in
the last analuysis, nothing to prevent someone from being too inattentive
to read something.  All you can do is make someone lie about whether they
were paying attention or not.

Sad, but true.

peter

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    #4          27-OCT-1985 14:57:19                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     ELLISCO,PEABO,JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS      
Subj:   thanks!


You are, of course, right, Peter.

Although our non-member bulletin includes the same info about age
requirement as the new-member agreement, it had not seemed to help any.

We'll continue to deal with this as we have.  

Thanks for everything!

-Connie

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    #5          27-OCT-1985 15:04:39                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS      
Subj:   Best Sexual Fantasy contest

John,

When you have the time, play with this idea a little and let me know what you 
think.

I'd like to run a contest for the best sexual fantasy.  Contest would run for
one month .  I would ask in Insiders for 5 sig managers
to be volunteer judges of the entries.  All entries would be submitted to
the LadyLove account and when contest ends, forwarded to the judges.

Within one week of contest ending date, judges would decide on the winner, who
would receive $20 credit on Delphi account.

All entries to the contest would be submitted to the Fantasy database.

I'm sure you could do your usual excellent job with writing rules and disclaimee
rs
etc.

What do you think of the idea?

Love,
Connie

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    #6          27-OCT-1985 15:15:34                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::WIL1        
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   


Do you think you could reply to the last ma essage      essage!

Willie(WIL1)


P.S. If I did, would you let me have full privelages t in the sig?

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    #7          27-OCT-1985 20:00:23                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
To:     BOS1A::CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF  
Subj:   RE: Best Sexual Fantasy contest

Sounds like a good idea and the $20 prize might just draw more
attention.  Will get to work on the details and get back to you
before the first of the month.   Will try anyway.

Just be careful we don't award more prizes than our profits 
can afford to cover.

                Love,  Myself

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    #8          27-OCT-1985 20:22:57                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::QUICKRODNEY 
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   Mar 85 Playboy

Hi.
I have a copy of "Ta ype Dirty to Me" which i I'm quite willing to part with.

Lemme know what to do.

John

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    #9          27-OCT-1985 20:44:12                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     BOS1A::QUICKRODNEY,CABUYS      
Subj:   RE: Mar 85 Playboy

John,

Thanks!

Please send copy to Connie A. Buys, 2947 West 3rd Street, Jacksonville,
Fl. 32205.



-Connie

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    #10         27-OCT-1985 23:46:32                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   Warning}i - Advirsory

My DELICOUS Darling Connie,
 
You fixed the Profile in the MAIN menu as shown below:
 
MEMBER-NAME : CABUYS
 
NAME      : Connie A. Buys
BIRTHDATE : January 11, 1948.
COMPUTERS : Tandy 1000 and TRS80 Model 100.
GENERAL   : I am the sig manager for Delphi's Close Encounters sig,
   which deals with relationships, how they develope and how they
   affect our lives. For more information, send DMAIL to CABUYS or
   type at the MAIN> Delphi prompt, GR CLO.
LOCATION  : Jacksonville, Fl
TERM-SOFT : Omniterm
 
BUT!!!!!
 
Your Profile in the Close Encounters Member Directory reads as follows:
 
MEMBER-NAME : CABUYS
 
NAME      : Connie A. Buys
COMPUTERS : TRS80 Model 1; Radio Shack Model 100; Tandy 1000; also use
   IBM PC and Wang 2200 MVP systems at work.
HOBBIES   : Sig Manager of The Close Encounters Sig (formerly known as
   Friendship Circle Sig on Delphi.  Former SysOp of The Issues Sig on
   CompuServe.  Interested in how relationships develop via computer
   services like Delphi, Source, and CompuServe.  Latest hobby is
   Teddy Bears - I collect anything I can afford about 'em!  Also
   enjoy reading, movies , talking on
   the phone, traveling, and cooking 
LOCATION  : Jacksonville, Fl.
OCCUPATION: Computer operations manager for large insurance agency in
   the Jacksonville area.
 
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >>>>>>>>>
ONLINEIDS : Delphi:  CaBuys, Ladylove, Amanda, Miranda. Unison:
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ^^^^^^  ^^^^^^^ >>>>>>>>>
 
   Connie Source: TCY745 MCI mail ID:  115-1075. CompuServe:  All
   accounts are inactive and will remain that way.
SEX       : Female and loving every minute of it!
TERM-SOFT : Depends on which computer I'm using at the time.
 
I did NOT change it !!!! But thought you should know about AMANDA and MIRANDA
 
BY THE WAY!!!!!!
 
<<<>>>>>>>>>>>> I LOVE YOU <<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>
 
Love,
 
Rod

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    #11         28-OCT-1985 03:05:55                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   ....and so much more!

 
   IIIIII      LLLLLL       OOOO  VV          VV  EEEEEEEE
     II          LL        OOOOOO  VV        VV    EE
     II          LL       OO    OO  VV      VV     EE
     II          LL       OO    OO   VV    VV      EEEE
     II          LL       OO    OO    VV  VV       EE
     II          LL    LL  OOOOOO      VVVV        EE
   IIIIII      LLLLLLLLLL   OOOO        VV        EEEEEEEE
 
 
 
 
          YYYYY    YYYYY       OOOO        UUUU  UUUU
            YY      YY        OOOOOO        UU    UU
             YY    YY        OO    OO       UU    UU
              YY  YY         OO    OO       UU    UU
               YYYY          OO    OO       UU    UU
                YY           OO    OO       UU    UU
                YY            OOOOOO         UUUUUU
              YYYYYY           OOOO           UUUU
 
 
Morthove,

Rod

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    #12         28-OCT-1985 03:07:16                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   ....and more still!!

 
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
 >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
V| >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
Love,

Rod

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    #13         28-OCT-1985 12:22:01                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::PRINCESS    
To:     BOS1A::CABUYS
Subj:   RE: hi

conni, e,
was ont     not in town this weekend anyway ... will talk sometime
i know is hard on us all, but we will survive
i still care too and think of you everytime i see a teddy bear

hugs
love
peggy

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    #14         28-OCT-1985 23:48:10                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   WoW - Look at this!

 
91   26-OCT 13:06 General Information
     RE: new machine from Tandy (Re: Msg 87)
     From: RBREYES      To: JEFFPARKER
 
The details of the Tandy 600 portable are in DL 6 of the TRS-80 Professional
Forum (pcs-21) on CompuServe. This file is the official Tandy press release
and spec sheet. The machine has an 80C88 processor, 32K expandable to 224K,
Microsoft Works built in, 3.5" disk drive, 80x16 screen, modem, ROM cartridge
slot, and weighs 11 pounds.

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    #15         29-OCT-1985 00:11:52                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   NEAT STUFF _ from MS-DOS Sig

My DELICOUS Darling Connie,

I would rather be talking to you , and more that that have you lying in my 
arms right now , But since I have neither I went snooping around and fo
und this

I thought I would copy it top you!

"to" you!!

Anyway here it is:
.
DELPHI
RODM
RADCOM
WHO
<<< TRASH!!>>>
 
October 23, 1985
 
NEW TANDY 600 LAPTOP COMPUTER OFFERS
FEATURES PORTABLE COMPUTER USERS WANT
 
The Tandy 600 laptop computer will be introduced on Monday, October 28, at
approximately 1100 Radio Shack Computer Centers, Plus Computer Centers and
participating dealers and franchisees nationwide. The newest laptop from Tandy
is an upward extension of the popular Tandy 100/200 laptop computer family.
"Laptop users asked for more contiguous memory, an 80-column display, built-in
disk storage, and enhanced word processing, spreadsheet and telecommunications
facilities. When we brought  out the Tandy 200, the cost of the technology
needed to offer those features was simply too high. Now, the costs and
technology have  reached the point where we're able to offer greatly enhanced
features while maintaining the basic characteristics that made the Tandy 100 and
 
200 portable computers the laptop industry leaders," explained Bernard Appel,
President of Radio Shack.
The Tandy 600 laptop computer uses the 16-bit 80C88 microprocessor, and comes
with 32K RAM storage. The memory is expandable to 224K, in one contiguous memory
 
bank. The built-in 3.5" floppy disk drive has  a capacity of 360K, and the
adjustable, flip-up 80 character x 16 line LCD display has a matte finish to
reduce glare.
The Tandy 600 portable computer features Microsoft Works, five very powerful,
full-featured built-in applications, which are written to use key words
displayed at the botton of each screen. Application programs built into ROM on
the Tandy 600 include file management, database, word processing, spreadsheet,
calendar and telecommunications software. Built-in nicad batteries, which last
approximately 11 hours  between charges, are easily recharged with an AC
adapter, which is included with the Tandy 600 laptop computer.
Suggested retail price for the Tandy 600 portable computer (26-3901) is
$1,599.00
 
Tandy is a registered trademark of Tandy Corporation. Radio Shack is a
registered service mark of Tandy Corporation. Microsoft Works is a trademark of
Microsoft Corporation.
 
TANDY 600 FACT SHEET
 
* 32K RAM for file storage. Expandable to 128K or 224K with 96K
memory upgrade kit, $399.95 * (Built-in 3.5" floppy disk drive, 360K capacity.
* Flip-up 80 character x 16 line LCD display with matte finish. * Internal
300-baud direct connect modem, with auto answer/auto dial * Low power, 16-bit
80C88 microprocessor * Standard RS232C connector * Expansion bus for external
floppy disk drive * Parallel printer port * Full-feature typewriter keyboard *
Built-in nicad batteries and AC adapter charger * Allows use of custom
applications via optional ROM slot (by removing
Multiplan) using standard 27256 EPROMS * Built-in clock includes auto-wakeup and
 
other features * Automatic shutdown * Optional ROM for BASIC * Weight: 11 lbs.
* Dimensions: 12"x13"x2 3/4"
 
 
 
 
 
 
APPLICATIONS Five full-featured built-in applications, written to key words
displayed at the bottom of each screen.
* System Manager allows the user to run each application, exchange
information between applications, and manage the files created.
Handles file management for disk drive and RAM.
* Word contains all the normal word processing features including
right justification, global search and replace, automatic page
numbering, multiple format lines, and more.
* Calendar offers a built-in alarm; appointment information appears
on the screen.
* File can serve as a simple or complex data base.
* Telecom includes auto dial, answer, wake-up, and host modes.
Supports XMODEM protocol. Also supports many VT-52 escape 
sequences for cursor positioning.

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Unrecognized command verb - check validity and spelling
 \D \

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    #16         29-OCT-1985 18:40:44                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     BOS1A::RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   RE: NEAT STUFF _ from MS-DOS Sig

That's not fair!!! I *just* got this one!!! 

I love you!

Love,
Connie

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    #17         29-OCT-1985 20:05:02                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   sex pos co pt 2

I put it in MCI last night.
KISS.

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    #18         29-OCT-1985 22:26:33                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::AMTRAKMAN   
To:     AMTRAKMAN,RIDPATH,JAV,SASSY,WIL1,LOOP,ARNE,DWOLPERT,BCOLBERT,ALAN1,TRAIN
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    #19         30-OCT-1985 02:29:35                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   Video

My DELICOUS  Darling Connie,

I went and watched the first 10-15 Min. of 'Sex-Waves' and I don't think
YOU  would like it very much but
I don't think you will get much of a chance to get critical about it!!

The Video Tape has a 10 min. PREVIEW of another video at the beginning
so by the time you get through that  you are for a better effort tha
t sex waves provides.

The film/Video is erotic and I would like to see more of it although I may 
never see the entire movie at one time! 
I am anxious to see how this video effects you!!!!!

See you in a few hours!!!!!

I  LOVE  YOU !!!!

I


                   LOVE


    
  
YOU!!!!!!!       









       
             




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    #20         30-OCT-1985 21:35:43                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
To:     CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF  
Subj:   hi and other things

Hi Lover.  Hope all is well with you.
would like you to archive the poll on membership.  I commented
in message 315 on the results.

will get started this week on final details for your
suggested contest.  hope to be ready for friday.


catch you later love.  
                        KISSes ......

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    #21         30-OCT-1985 23:33:09                                        MAIL
From:   BOS2A::QUICKRODNEY 
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   The mag...

Connie,

It'll be in tomorrow's mail.  Interesting article... I'd be interested if the pe
rsons in there are anyone we know...?
Anyway,  good luck... see ya 'round

John

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    #22         31-OCT-1985 19:06:57                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::JOEY         "JOEY"
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   Playboy

Mailed the Playboy to you today. No hurry getting it back. Keep it as long
as you need it.

Hugs,
Joe

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    #23         31-OCT-1985 19:22:47                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::WIL1        
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   



Would you plleeees aaaassssseeeee respn ond to my last couple of mea ssages!!??!!

Willie (WIL1)

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    #24         31-OCT-1985 21:35:10                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
To:     CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF  
Subj:   sexual fantasy rules

                        Close Encounters Sig
                    Sexual Fantasy Contest Rules.

        This month in Close Encounters, we will be starting
        a 'sexual fantasy' contest. 

        This contest will run on a monthly basis with a new
        contest starting the first of each month.  

        All members of the Close Encounters Sig are eligible to
        play regardless of when they joined except for the sig
        managers, sysops, and members of their immediate families.

        The rules are simple.  Write a sexual fantasy and submit
        it for consideration to the 'LADYLOVE' account via dmail only.
        If you have trouble sending mail to LADYLOVE, you may send 
        your entrd
*OUTPUT OFF*


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    #25          1-NOV-1985 02:50:37                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::AMTRAKMAN   
To:     @MAILLIST1.DIS,NEWKID
Subj:   BRAIN BBS DOWN


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    #26          1-NOV-1985 17:59:23                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::AMTRAKMAN   
To:     @MAILLIST1.DIS
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    #27          1-NOV-1985 19:14:59                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::WIL1        
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   


Would you please reply, gosh, i have noticed that you have been on from
the entry log in cl. co.

Willie (WIL1)

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    #28          2-NOV-1985 00:51:25                                        MAIL
From:   BOS2A::TSBJR       
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   PROBLEMS

HI CONNIE. GUESS I'VE BEEN OUT OF
TOUCH WITH THE SIG LATELY (SORRY). I HAVE A SERIOUS PERSONAL PROBLEM AND WOULD
VERY MUCH LIKE TO EXPLAIN IT TO SOMEONE AND GET SOME ADVICE AND SUPPORT  . I THINK
 I'D PREFER TO DISCUSS IT ONE-ON-ONE FOR NOW, BEFORE POSSIBLY BRINGING IT UP TO
THE SIG AS A WHOLE IN A FORUM MESSAGE.
THIS PROBLEM IS REALLY BOTHERING ME AND EATING AT ME. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTION
S FOR ME? PLEASE ANSWER SOON. AND THANKS A LOT.  
YOUR FRIEND, TOM. (TSBJR).

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    #29          2-NOV-1985 02:10:01                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   Look ! What I found !!

My Beloved Darling Connie,
 
Look at what I found !!
 
I really enjoy finding these things and showing you them and the changes
they illustrate!!
 
Name: THAT SUDDEN FEELING
Type: TEXT
Date: 28-JUL-1985 20:03 by JOHNMYSELF
 
Getting close on-line by Cabuys, Maven, John
 
 
Recently a friend and I were talking on-line here about compusex,
but mostly our discussion centered around the question of how it
can affect people.  His original thinking was that words on a
screen can generate feeling but, after all, they are only words
on a screen.  He could not understand how two people could feel so
very close with this medium as the only form of communication.
We talked late into the night.  We avoided, for some reason,
getting invovled in compusex itself and talked of feelings, trying
to understand the hows and whys of it all. Many times I answered
his question of "how" with "I don't know! it just happens!"
As our discussion continued, we realized suddenly that at that
particular moment, we felt so close, so very special to each other.
  He, not expecting this, struggled trying to understand
how he felt.  I, having slightly more "experience" at this than he,
knew what was happening but could do little to help.  The sad part
is that once we realized how we felt, that closeness was gone.
We met once again a few days later in an effort to recapture that
special moment.  Unfortunately, it didn't happen and may never
happen again for the two of us.  This time I managed, unintentionally,
to shatter his "fantasy image" of me.  I feel a certain sense of loss
or regret or perhaps rejection because things didn't work out.
 
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*                                                                         *
*                                                                         *
*  All this is leading to my question:  Why does this special feeling     *
*  of closeness or oneness happen so frequently on-line but seldom        *
*  happens in "the real world"?                                           *
*  Or does it actually happen in "the real world" and I am just one       *
*  who has missed such an experience?  Am I the only one who feels this   *
*  way?                                            *
*                                                                         *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
 
 
To those who have hope and wait come all good things in time !
 
Darling, I live to make more complete your life and we really do have this
and it IS the "Real World" !!
Love,

Rod

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    #30          2-NOV-1985 02:23:00                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   By the way.....

x
My DELICOUS Darling Connie,

I  LOVE  YOU !

MORTHOVE,

Rod

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    #31          2-NOV-1985 02:41:32                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   Co. Topic 

From:   BOS1A::RODM          2-NOV-1985 02:39
To:     JOHNMYSELF,RODM        
Subj:   Suggestion - Co. Topic

Dear John,

I would like to suggest the following topic:

"Forgive AND Forget - Is That Possible?"

I would suggest monitoring the results of the polls on that topic and after
a reasonable sample is present have a discussion in Conference.

Sincerely,

Rod

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    #32          2-NOV-1985 08:12:39                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   disturbing phone call

Darling,

At a couple of minutes after 8 AM this morning, my phone rang in the bedroom
and I answered it.

Whoever was on the other end did not say anything and all I said was hello
a couple of times.

Then whoever it was hung up. ~?
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